When George Zimmerman, the gunman who shot African-American teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, received the gun he used back from the Department of Justice, he decided to put it up for sale through an online auction. According to a Huffington Post report, Zimmerman announced that he was selling his Kel-Tec PF9 9mm handgun which he used as a neighborhood watch volunteer, which he listed as "an American Firearm Icon."
The online auction hosted by the United Gun Group opened the auction on Thursday through the group's website. Since then, the site has received bids as high as $65 million, from a bidder named Craig Byrant. It is not known if Bryant is a serious bidder however. Before him, another bidder who called himself Racist McShootface was the one with highest bid on record.
According to a CNN report, his bids were deleted as he was labeled as a troll or a fake bidder. Aside from him, there were other online bidders who were also considered fake bidders as most of them used the names of some known shooting victims such as Tamir Rice and Shaniqua Bonifa. more >>
A North Carolina megachurch Pastor is counting his blessings after surviving a vicious attack.
When Matt Bentley opened the front door to his Charlotte residence on Wednesday afternoon he walked in on a burglary in progress. The intruder stabbed Bentley four times.
Social media is bringing all kinds of negative stuff to society these days, but at least for once, it gave a grieving but determined mother the tool she needed to find the killer of her daughter.
After 10 years of persistent investigation and research via social networking sites, Belinda Lane was instrumental in helping police catch the murderer who gunned down her daughter in a drive-by shooting that happened in 2006, Daily Mail reports.
According to Eyewitness News, Lane created tons of fake social media accounts in the hope of luring in the potential suspects of killing her daughter, refusing to stop until she had a lead on her own. She promised to her daughter's funeral that she'll do everything she can to get them and have them pay for killer her; and no matter how unbelievable the story is, it actually is true -- she did find the last remaining suspect at large and helped police capture him. more >>
Over the past months, an alleged rise in violent crimes is battering some cities in the U.S..and FBI Director James Comey believes it is due to a "viral video effect" that has been haunting the police and thus resulted to an alarming rise in crime rates around the country.
According to The New York Times, Comey said on Wednesday that the so-called "viral video effect could well be at the heart" of the spike in violent crimes in many cities. He added that he has no statistical proof regarding the issue, but he has talked to many police officers and he confirmed that many of them had fears of being the star of videos where the police are represented the wrong way.
Back in October, Comey first started debates on whether officials are purposefully staying away from confronting criminals due to a "Ferguson effect" -- a name derived from the story of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, who was shot by a police officer in 2014. Videos of the said shooting received rage from all over the country, and according to Comey, the "Ferguson effect" is the reason for a decline in aggressive policing. more >>
George Zimmerman has been trying to auction the gun he used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin.
On Thursday, May 12, he attempted to put the gun, a Kel-Tec PF-9 mm, up for auction on two different auction websites. Both of the websites removed his listings, The New York Times reports.
Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African-American from Miami Gardens, Florida, on February 26, 2012. A member of the community watch, Zimmerman claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense and was found not guilty. more >>
A 22-year-old Iowa woman who police allege gave birth in a hospital bathroom and then tried to flush the baby down the toilet because she thought it was stillborn, is now facing charges of child endangerment.
A criminal complaint cited by WHOtv, says the woman, Ashley Hautzenrader, entered a restroom at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics complex at about 9:24 p.m. Sunday and delivered the baby in the toilet.
Hautzenrader told police she was unaware that she was pregnant when she entered the restroom and thought the baby was dead when it came out because it didn't cry. She tried flushing the baby down the toilet, before placing the newborn in a pillowcase and dumping the boy in a trash can. more >>